Hurricanes/Tropical Data

Hurricane Katrina has just passed through Florida and is gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico. This is a good time to talk about another weather resource for following Tropical storms in the Atlantic.
In a timely post back in late July, Paul Seabury (the same guy who posted the excellent resource showing All Hurricanes Since 1851 I wrote about earlier) has compiled a network link that automatically presents the current forecasts models, sea surface temperatures, satellite pictures, and other data for all current Atlantic tropical storms. You can download it here .
This is such a convenient tool, I’ve made it a permanent part of my Places folder. Make sure you explore the various sub-folders which contain things like SST (Sea Surface Temperatures in various formats), and Satellite Images. Excellent work again Paul!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. excellent use when about to travel or when in route. Nothing comes close

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